After much debate, Mom and I decided we’d try out the Old Town Trolley Tour. The tickets allow for unlimited on and off trips to 23 different sights around St. Augustine for 3 consecutive days. We figured we’d take the first day just to ride around and get an idea of where we wanted to get off the next two days.
This is Mom before the Distillery tour and the wine tasting stops. There are no pictures of her after, due to concerns for my camera’s safety.
One of the stops on to trolley is at The Old Senator, a live oak that is 600+ years old. It is so old, it has a palm tree growing out of the center of its trunk. A tree that’s growing its own tree.
The first time I almost lost Mom was at the Fountain of Youth Archeology center. Luckily, they only allow one sample per person, or she would have attempted a swan dive straight in.
Continuing on with the tour, we went past Flagler College. I almost went here, but the out-of-state tuition was too high. Luckily for me, I went to Longwood instead and made many life-long friends.
The second time I almost lost Mom was at the St. Augustine Distillery.
Continuing on the trolley, we stopped in front of a shopping gallery where one of the stores was closed. Come to find out, inside they were doing an archeological dig in air-conditioned comfort.
One of the highlights of the tour is the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, the oldest masonry fort in the continental US.
And finally, outside the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Original Museum, a statue designed for the Denver Broncos.
Thus ends Day 3 in St. Augustine.